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April 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 10

Blake Hall Promoted to President of CHI

October 6 2020 - Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is excited to announce the promotion of Blake Hall to President. He has been with the non-profit health care company for 15 years and has excelled at securing opportunity, growth and quality care improvements.
Hall is promoted after serving as the federally qualified health center’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Previously he served as the Director of Planning and Development and Administrator for the CHI Foundation. Over the years, Hall has helped the organization to grow from a $30 million dollar agency to now a more than $75 million dollar company by securing multiple funding sources. Those funds helped to open 5 new health centers, effect capital improvement projects and formed the basis for the Brodes H. Hartley, Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI. The Teaching Health Center was the first in the state of Florida funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). He has also led strategic planning for the organization since 2008.
“Blake has demonstrated a strong ability to lead and inspire others,” said Brodes H. Hartley, Jr., CEO. “His vision and dedication to our mission has helped create new programs, guide and improve existing services and propel the organization forward. I am confident under his leadership, CHI will continue on its journey to excellence.”
Hall has been a big advocate for community health centers. As such, he has spoken at house and senate committee meetings and regularly meets with legislators.
Hall has received a number of awards and recognitions over the years including Legacy Magazine’s Top Black Healthcare Professional in 2016, 40 under 40 leaders of Today and Tomorrow, multiple CEO awards and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Betsey K. Cooke Grassroots MVP Award. Under his leadership, the organization won the Florida Governor’s Sterling Award in 2016 and the National Association for Community Health Center Advocacy Center of Excellence recognition.
Currently he serves as the 2nd Vice Chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers Membership Committee. He is active in the community and participates in multiple chambers and organizations. He is a member of the Iota Pi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and more.
Hall graduated from the intensive Health Care Executive Program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) funded by HRSA and Johnson & Johnson. He has completed leadership training from Nova Southeastern University, participated in Leadership Miami training and advanced public information officer training from FEMA.  His formal education includes a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Clark Atlanta University and an undergraduate degree in communication from Georgia Southern University.
Prior to joining CHI, Hall worked for Eagle Group International, a logistics, health care and training firm in multiple positions in the United Arab Emirates and for the US Army Reserve.
About Community Health of South Florida, Inc.
Since 1971, CHI has been a beacon of hope providing access to high quality healthcare for all regardless of insurance status, income level or background. The non-profit federally qualified health center offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental, urgent care, behavioral health, vision, radiology, pharmacy, transportation and more. CHI has 11 health centers and 35 school-based sites. CHI is a recipient of the Florida Governor’s Sterling Award. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and is also accredited as a patient centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. CHI is also designated as a behavioral health medical home. In addition, CHI is home to the Brodes H. Hartley Jr., Teaching Health Center, training the next generation of doctors in family medicine and psychiatry. CHI recently broke ground on the first Children’s Crisis Center in southern
Miami-Dade County this month. It will service kids with severe behavioral health problems from Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties.
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